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The Uplands, Spiddal 📶

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3 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
3x Double
3 Baths



Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Welcome to the Uplands, which offers luxury and comfort in the peaceful setting of Spiddal.  This beautiful bungalow holiday home is family friendly accommodation offering a spacious and bright relaxing home complete with a large patio ideal to enjoy dining al-fresco with distant views of Galway Bay, Clare Hills and the Aran Islands, this is an ideal holiday base along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Spacious and luxurious holiday home with a patio area ideal for bbq’s to observe panoramic sea and mountain views. The Uplands in Spiddal is a perfect base for people who want to tour along the Wild Atlantic Way.

It is spacious, bright and warm and, despite being a large house, retains a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. The large windows make the whole house very bright and allow guests to enjoy the landscaped gardens.

Approx 20 mins walk from the Uplands you can walk by the seashore to the Blue Flag Beach in Spiddal.  The lively village of Spiddal boasts shops, restaurants, crafts and pubs with traditional music sessions.

The historic and vibrant city of Galway is only 11 miles away and the Connemara National Park and a trip to the Aran Islands are just some of the day trips, which are a must from here. The bustling city of Galway, only 10 miles away, with its variety of shopping facilities, hosts summer festivals.  The Burren and North Clare, the magical Aran Islands and the popular towns of Clifden and Westport are some of the many day trips. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy deep sea fishing or can travel to Moycullen/Oughterard and Lough Corrib. Bike hire, golf courses, pony trekking and water sports are all available locally. Walkers will also be spoiled with the myriad of country and coastal roads surrounding the area.

For children there is Lough Well Farm which is only a short distance, overall the Uplands Holiday Home is an excellent choice to tour beautiful Connemara.  Book now to avoid disappointment !


Reception room has large windows overlooking sea and mountain views, large vaulted ceilings, cosy couch, open fireplace, large flat screen TV.

Double doors leading into an impressive open plan kitchen and dining area with high vaulted ceilings, fully fitted kitchen with an island/breakfast bar, the conservatory area is used as a dining room oozing natural sunlight with views over Galway bay. From the dining area is a door leading to the patio area.

Bedroom 1: Large King bedroom with sleigh double bed and ensuite shower room, window to the side of the house.

Bedroom 2: Large King bedroom with sleigh double bed with window to the front of the house.

Bedroom 3: Again a large King bedroom with sleigh double bed, window to the front and side of the house, ensuite shower room.

Family bathroom containing bath with shower overhead, sink and WC.

No smoking or pets allowed.

Local Info

Spiddal is a Gaeltacht village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. It is 19 km (12 miles) west of Galway city, on the R336 road. Spiddal is on the eastern side of the county’s Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking district) and of the Connemara region. It is a tourist centre with a scenic beach, harbour, and shore fishing.

The small seaside village of Spiddal, on the Irish Coast, overlooks Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and is a very popular destination for visitors. There are numerous restaurants and pubs, two beaches and a lovely coastal golf course it has something to suit all tastes. Located close to Shannagarraun Wood, a Special Area of Conservation, Spiddal provides lovely places to walk and explore. Try sea fishing off the pier, take a walk down Tra na mBan Blue Flag sandy beach or indulge in a round of golf at Rosshill Golf Course. Only 12 miles to the east lies Galway City, where you can discover some of Ireland’s long and varied history; visit Lynch’s Castle, or trace the origin of the famous Claddagh Ring, which originated in a village near the shore of Galway Bay.

Spiddal has the best of both worlds as it close to both Connemara and Galway City (19km) so it is the ideal location if you want to tour the rugged landscape of Connemara but want to be close to Galway City for shopping and its nightlife. Taxis cost €25 one way from Spiddal to Galway with Galway Taxis (091-561111). Bus Eireann has 2 bus routes that run throughout the day between Galway City & Spiddal

Things to do in Spiddal:

Standun Spiddal: Standún is a unique family run store with a huge variety of Aran Sweaters, Irish products, Menswear, Ladies fashion, children’s clothing, Irish and International gifts and home ware and a cafe with home baking.

Spiddal Craft & Design studios: is a small complex of craft workshops with stunning views of Co Clare; where traditional craft demonstrations take place. Crafts include Hand weaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screen printing, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. It also has an onsite cafe, An Builin Blasta.

Beaches: Spiddal has 2 beaches. One is a blue flag beach called Tra na mBan and the other is situated behind the pier and is suitable for fishing

Galway Bay Fishing: Boat Hire and Deep Sea Fishing excursions of the coast of Spiddal. Fish for shark, cod, ling, pollock or ray, as well as other species, on the Maighdean Mara. Call Kevin McGabhann on 086-8547890

O’Neachtain Tours: Based in Spiddal, O’Neachtain Tours are a touring company which will show you some of the most scenic views in the West of Ireland. For more information please call 091-553188

Island Hopping: Why not take a day trip to the Aran Islands? Rossaveel is only a 20 minute drive (19kms) from Spiddal. There are various trips between Rossaveel harbour and the islands throughout the day. Click on the following link for more details on ferry times an prices:

Barna Golf Club: For any of you avid golfers; Barna Golf Club is only 14kms from Spiddal. Caddy hire available. Dress code is neat & casual. Full canteen facilities available with full bar menu and restaurant. Call 353 (0)91 592677 for more information

Letter More:

Lettermore (Leitir Moir) is a lovely Gaeltacht area in South Connemara and is joined to the Connemara main land by a bridge. The Lettermore-Lettermullen Peninsula is actually a series of small islands which are linked together by the R374 roadway.

The area name derives from the Irish Leitir Móir meaning great rough hillside. The main spoken language in Lettermore is Irish. Lettermore Village has a welcoming pub and local convenience store

Lettermore boasts a contrasting landscape of rugged coastline, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This is an area where the traditions and culture of the Gaeltacht are very much alive

The Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in Lettermore. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers dream! After a game why not relax in Ireland only thatched golf club house?

There are plenty of lovely walking trails in and around Lettermore with stunning scenery so don’t forget to take your camera!

Lettermore is 48 Km from Galway city. There is a daily Bus Eireann service from Galway to Lettermullen. Lettermore is approx a 1 hour drive from Clifden town centre.

Other nearby areas to visit is Kilkieran, Roundstone, Carraroe and Rossaveal, where you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands. All these routes take you along stunning coastal roads.



“We were so happy with our booking from the minute we booked to check out it was so beautiful and even better than the pictures, we went to spend time with family and this house was perfect for that and we can’t wait to book again for next year, thank you to everyone who helped our stay be memorable xx” – Victoria November 2022

“I have stayed in the Uplands before and I would highly recommend it.  I enjoyed it so much I would hope to go back again.  Very good value for money.  Great space and the views are spectacular.” – Angela May 2022

“This was one of our favourite self catering experiences ever.  Uplands location couldnt’t be beat – views from house were amazing and perfect base for excursions to Connemara, Aran Islands, Galway City, etc.  Extremely well stocked with everything we needed to start off our stay.  Plenty of room to spread out – stayed a week but would have loved to stay longer” – Carol April 2022

“It was a very spacious house for the two of us and we were very comfortable.  The house was ideally placed for us to explore Galway surrounds and into Connemara.  The welcome pack for the host was a lovely surprise”. – Phillip November 2021

“Great property. Good location. Great waterview from the house.  The house is nice and large.  Siobhan was very helpful with any questions we had”. – Mike October 2021

“The house was perfect for our family with adult children.  We were able to have our own spaces but also great gathering places to play a card game and have a family dinner.  The area was quiet but a perfect in-between for sightseeing.  Thanks to Siobhan for checking in with us and making it easy to connect.” – Cecila October 2021

“Very happy with our stay in the uplands in spiddal. Lovely location with great views. Property very spacious and comfortable. Would highly recommend it
Angela” – Angela September 2021

“Nous y retournerons très certainement. Nous avons eu tout ce que nous attendions d’une maison , il y avait tout ce qu’il fallait pour y passer un très bon séjour.”-Sylviane November 2019

“The views, facilities, decor and furniture are all beautiful. The kitchen is particularly well equipped with everything you could need”-Paula September 2019

“Great house. Nice touches provided at check-in-5 stars!”-Sean September 2019

“Beautiful home with everything you need to feel at home. Rooms are all spacious, large bedrooms, 2 came with their own bathrooms while the third bathroom was across the hall from third bedroom. Only 30 minutes to Galway.”-Anthony September 2019
“Great base for exploring Connemara. This home is spacious, modern, and clean. It is a bit hard to find, but worth it. Lots of privacy, and a good location to explore Connemara.”-Jim September 2019

“Toller Weitblick. Das Haus lädt ein zum Entspannen, bietet tollsten Komfort, geschmackvoll und luxeriös eingerichtet, mit viel Platz. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, etwas abgelegen, mit einem fantastischen Weitblick auf die Landschaft und das Meer. Der Empfang war sehr herzlich und es gab sogar frisches Brot, Milch, Kaffee, Marmelade und vieles mehr zur Begrüßung. Wir haben uns außerordentlich wohl gefühlt.”-Nicole September 2019

“Schönes großes und komfortables Haus mit toller Aussicht Die Lage des Hauses war gut. Schöne Aussicht, ruhig. Kommt aber drauf an, was man machen will in der Gegend. Anfahrt zu Cliffs of Moher fast 2 Stunden. Für Galway, Aran Islands und Connemara ok. Zum Einkaufen, Strand etc. besser mit Auto. Sehr großes und geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus, gut ausgestattet. Es ist viel mehr zur Verfügung als in Beschreibung steht, z.B. Fön, Handtücher, Spülmaschine. Die Vermieterin ist total nett .”-Resi August 2019

“5 Stars! Very big, very clean house. You can even see the water from property. The host was very helpful and a delight to meet. We absolutely loved this spot.”- Ryan June 2019

“Very beautiful house. Full comfort with nice presents for all of us. Very good contact and detailed information”-Roland June 2019

“Along the wild Altlantic Way – We (6 people) had a very good time at this location. The house provides everything we needed for a good time, very clean and a lot of facilities which are better than other places we visited before. The pictures gave us helpful information of the house and we found everything like it shows there. The location is a good mixture of having a peaceful and relaxing stay with a short trip to Spiddal and good connection to Galway. The support during booking and on-site was excellent. All of us were happy to have chosen this place.” – Guenter May 2019

“Very pleasant house spacious luminous and comfortable far from noisy driving and very well situated to discover Connemara and the West of Ireland”- Catherine May 2019

“Very comfortable house, very spacious. Lots of delph, cutlery and kitchen utensils. Lots of natural light. Good location for exploring Connemara. Loved the sound of the birds, especially the pheasant nearby-thoroughly enjoyed our stay”-Mary 2019

“Pleasant stay. Good home, very clean and nice”- Laurent March 2019

“Beautiful cottage, plenty big enough, beautiful sunrises over the bay, beautiful scenery. This cottage has a homey feeling. The rooms are large, clean and inviting. The fireplace was a great asset especially with the changing weather. The property is private. quiet, and truly peaceful. The landscaping is beautiful even in late February/early March. The landlord was absolutely wonderful and very helpful. If considering a visit to Spiddal, I would absolutely recommend this home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! It’s conveniently located but not right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. When we return to Ireland, this will absolutely be on our list of places to stay.”  Oliver March 2019

“Great time at the Uplands Spiddal Co Galway. Would recommend it great for families and views fab. Had a fantastic stay at the Uplands, fab house the views were brilliant couldn’t ask for more.”- Barry June 2018

“The Uplands est un havre de paix. Tout y est, grande salle de vie avec salle à manger, salon très confortable, cuisine immense et très bien équipée, 2 chambres équipées de salle de bains privatives (douche) avec toilettes, une chambre avec salle de bain (baignoire et douche) attenante avec toilettes, buanderie lave linge et sèche linge, pour finir par une vue sur la mer depuis la petite terrasse. “-Karine June 2018
“The house is terrific. It’s a good space, perfect for those families with children.”-Adrian April 2018

“This house is superb, it’s in excellent condition, is brightly lit, well equipped and has a lovely view bearing in mind that the area is quite rugged. We had an excellent time staying here and even if it gets a little chill, the heating system has the house toasty in minutes. It’s beautifully furnished, very comfortable and stocked with plenty of useful household items to make our stay enjoyable. It’s a very short drive to reach Spiddal but you can walk it in 30 minutes too and get a taxi back although expect to give the taxi driver directions. Take care on the road leading up to it as it’s narrow and take your time as the road is not perfect but the house is easy to find. I reviewed the location as “good” rather than “excellent” based entirely on the road because the house location itself is brilliant. It’s on a small hill so on a clear day you can see the sea and the far coast with a very nice view as the sun sets. I would definitely visit again. The best house I’ve ever rented”- Mel April 2018

“Thank you so much for the very warm Welcome!!! We enjoyed your House and we will come back. The view to the Ocean and it was so silent – perfect to take a rest from everyday life. Thanks for the baby-bed and the special chair!!! This was wonderful!!!”-Nicole March 2018

“Everything was great,came as what was advertised,house is modern with every thing You could ask for,quiet surroundings friendly neighbors,short walk to village,will rent the house again”- Daniel December 2017

“Truly a comfortable and wonderful house to rent for two weeks. The views from the living and dining room were beautiful and I didn’t mind cooking in the big kitchen!”- Mary October 2016

“The Uplands is a beautiful large house with all mod cons. It was very clean, well maintained and very comfortable. We stayed for one week but we would have loved to stay a lot longer. Beautiful house in picture perfect Connemara. Loved it.”- Emer August 2016

“Our family (parents plus 3 kids) had a wonderful stay at the Uplands Spiddal over a bank holiday weekend. The location is superb with ready access to Spiddle, Barna, Galway, Connemara and all the wonderful beaches and scenery & views that abound in this area. The quality of Restaurants (and seafood in particular) was a very pleasant surprise. The house is beautifully situated with views over Galway Bay and provides very comfortable accommodation with an excellent large well equipped Kitchen and sitting room. We could not have been happier and would definitely recommend. Excellent house with paradise at your doorstep”- Brian July 2016




Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

Check-in time is strictly from 4pm onwards (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.

Please note that €200 security deposit is required upon arrival.  As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

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All inclusive

All mod-cons

Ample Parking

BBQ area

Close to beaches

Comfy sitting room with Open Plan Fireplace


Fabulous walks

Family Friendly

Fully equipped Kitchen and large dining table

High chair & Travel cot

Loads of space - Perfect for Families

Lots of natural light


Family Friendly

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